Prep Baseball Report

San Diego Swing: 23 for 2023

Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

ENCINITAS, CALIF. - The San Diego Swing continues this week with an early follow list for the class of 2023. Last week highlighted the talented 2022 class that features potential draft prospects, power program commitments and a few uncommitted players. The 2023 class features former future games standouts, power program commitments and many uncommitted players. America’s finest city will be kicking off the new year with a heavy slate of baseball with  the San Diego section winter ball season ramping up and MLK weekend tournaments at USD and SDSU. This list provides a good starting point for the 2022 season and will surely grow rapidly.  

Name Pos High School College Commitment Notes
Duke Ekstrom RHP Point Loma Vanderbilt Top 2023 for quite some time, Pitcher of the Year Candidate 
AJ Klubeck SS Westview   Looks the part, Loose swing, Time to Produce
Vaughn Major RHP/SS Christian UC-Santa Barbara Pitchability, Stuff and velocity continue to improve, Trending upward
Kevin Takeuchi 3B/OF Rancho Bernardo   Quick hands, Positional versatility, Power coming
Nico Libed C/2B Eastlake San Diego Athleticism, Twitchy, 1st team potential 
Gabe Camacho 1B/LHP La Costa Canyon   Stat stuffer, Future is with the bat
Ryan Kroepel SS/OF Poway Arizona State Smooth simple left-handed swing
Hunter Kaul C Christian   Strong build, Athletic Catcher, Leader 
Isaiah Lane SS Eastlake Oklahoma Pro looks will come if hit tool improves
Jacob Campagna C Francis Parker San Francisco  Can really catch, 366 BA - 980 OPS in 100 PA
Cody Nitowitz OF Cathedral UC-Santa Barbara Active on the field and at the plate 
Jake Molinar RHP Bishops UC-Santa Barbara Projectable down the line arm
Jake Jackson OF Madison San Diego State Elite athlete, Long strides, Raw
Errick Barnes Jr. SS Francis Parker San Jose State Size and strength could stick at SS, Power potential
MJ Sweeney 1B/RHP St. Augustine Kansas Home Run power, Can pitch too, MLB bloodline
Camden Sos SS Granite Hills UC-San Diego Hitterish, Potential for plus-defense
Josh Villegas LHP Madison CSU-Northridge Project left-hander, Could be top LHP in SD class
Damian Pasillas RHP Otay Ranch
Live arm, Some early success, Could pop
Joey Wittig RHP Maranatha Air Force Velo is starting to build, Expect big stats 
Nico Newhan SS/3B Maranatha
Strong build, Power potential, MLB bloodline
Luke Caruso SS Sage Creek Biola Slick fielding shortstop, 3-year starter
Trent Abel SS/2B Rancho Bernardo
Quick feet, Fast hands, Big Arm 
Manoah Chapman INF Madison San Diego State  Advanced player, Handles the bat well 


Central Valley Preseason ID CA 01/08 Fresno Pacific University
SoCal Preseason All-State Underclass CA 01/08 JSerra High School
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass CA 01/09 JSerra High School
East Bay Preseason ID CA 01/16 Ohlone College
Central Coast Preseason ID CA 01/22 Hartnell College
Sacramento/Delta Preseason ID CA 01/23 McBean Stadium
Peninsula/South Bay Preseason ID CA 01/30 Canada College
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